Comcast-TWC will be inevitably approved; University of Texas students get AT&T Gigapower

More cable industry news from across the Web:

> A University of Texas student housing complex will be one of the first buildings AT&T integrates when its Gigapower high-speed broadband service comes to Austin Story.

> Salon explains why Comcast simply has too many lobbyists not to get its proposed $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable approved in Washington. Story.

> Ohio Republican Bob Latta has submitted a bill that would stop the FCC from reclassifying broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. Story.

> Fox network chief Kevin Reilly, known as broadcast television's most innovative executive, announced his resignation Thursday. Story.

> OTT service MLB.TV, which streams every out-of-market Major League Baseball game to more than 400 devices, is discounting the price of its premium service from $129.99 to $99.99, while the price of its standard package has been reduced to $79.99 from $109.99. Site.

> Sinclair has proposed to the FCC to surrender licenses to My Network TV stations in Charleston, S.C., Birmingham, Ala. and Harrisburg, Pa., in order to ensure that its purchase of Allbritton stations gains approval. Story.

> The White House this week commended Time Warner Cable and NBCUniversal for their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational initiatives. Story.

And finally... CenturyLink has raised rates for traditional phone service, upping the monthly price, for example, for subscribers to not have their number listed in the directory from 75 cents to $5. Story.

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